What would you do if you witness an Autistic person being insulted?

Imagine this scenario: You are at a public place with a lot of other people, including amongst others, a young person with Autism who happens to be on one of his bad days. He is shouting and walking around when he is expected to sit down quietly. All of a sudden, one person told this young person’s parents to take their son home because he is irritating. This person persists despite a thorough and calm explanation from the boy’s parents about their child’s condition. What would you do?

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